Page 1:When A $50 Chassis…Isn’t
Page 2:AeroCool VS-9
Page 3:Inside The VS-9
Page 4:Building With The VS-9
Page 5:Antec Three Hundred
Page 6:Inside The Three Hundred
Page 7:Building With The Three Hundred
Page 8:Cooler Master Elite 430
Page 9:Inside The Elite 430
Page 10:Building With The Elite 430
Page 11:Enermax Staray ECA3171 / ECA3170
Page 12:Inside The ECA3171-BR-AP
Page 13:Building With The ECA3171-BR-AP
Page 14:Test Settings
Page 15:Test Results
Page 16:Antec Wins?
Inside The VS-9
A mid-sized access hole in the VS-9’s rear panel allows CPU cooler support plates to be installed without removing the motherboard, while a row of removable cable clips surround the motherboard area to ease cable management.
AeroCool adds seven flip-down card holders to the inside of its rear panel, but these didn’t work with our video card. Each holder is, fortunately, removable independently of other components, and threaded holes beneath these allow expansion cards to be secured by traditional screws when they're needed.
A row of ventilation holes along the bottom of AeroCool’s VS-9 allows a 120 mm or 140 mm fan to be mounted in front of most power supplies--even relatively-long units.
There’s very little structural metal in the VS-9, though the face is made more rigid by the factory-installed plastic fan adapter. This fan adapter is identical to the 5.25” bay to 3.5” drive adapters, and a second drive adapter can be used from the accessory kit to mount dual intake fans, if desired.
- When A $50 Chassis…Isn’t
- AeroCool VS-9
- Inside The VS-9
- Building With The VS-9
- Antec Three Hundred
- Inside The Three Hundred
- Building With The Three Hundred
- Cooler Master Elite 430
- Inside The Elite 430
- Building With The Elite 430
- Enermax Staray ECA3171 / ECA3170
- Inside The ECA3171-BR-AP
- Building With The ECA3171-BR-AP
- Test Settings
- Test Results
- Antec Wins?